Top 5 things to do in Manchester
Manchester is full of fun and exciting things to do! From chilling out with a perfect cup of joe to exploring the the indie shopping mecca, there’s so much going on you might not know where to start! Check out these top 5 things to do in Manchester for a perfect trip!
Foundation Coffee House
Calling all coffee fans! When in Manchester, make your first pit stop at the Foundation Coffee House. Here, magic manifests in various shapes and forms. The beans are brewed with an intense passion. The vibe is nurtured by gifted baristas and guests alike. The interior is as if inspired by a cool chameleon: adaptable for any occasion. Use it as an office, throw a birthday bash or bring you mom. No matter what you feel like, you’ll find just the table for it! Just when you thought coffee couldn’t get any cooler, this place pops up. Don’t leave without tasting their killer espresso martini!
Piccadilly Records, Oldham St
It’s official. Vinyl records no longer deserve the status as glorified mummies. They’ve risen from the tombs, and are now slowly but surely moving into the future. After this century’s hype of squeezing more music into less space, we’ve finally discovered that it’s not worth compromising on quality. Piccadilly Records agrees, and therefore their reputation is rock solid. Known as one of the world’s best record shops, it invites you to browse through everything from classics to space-age sounds. The store’s super staff is the backbone of this musical landmark in Manchester.
Corn Exchange Building
All the food you’ve ever dreamt of around and under one historic, glass-domed roof. Originally from 1837, the Corn Exchange was first a trader’s paradise. After several renovations, it has now become a dining destination for gourmets. Stay inside and you’ll be greeted by sweet scents of everything from American to Vietnamese delicacies. Take a bite of a soulful southern cuisine at the Brazilian or Mexican joint. Enjoy the dim, warm lights with your four cheeses at the Italian place or follow the smell of spices to your favorite Indian dish. Once you’re done munching, head outside for some fresh air and a stroll. The building links the Exchange Square with Cathedral Gardens, a perfect place to digest a delightful day.
Hipsters, hold on to your funky hats and groovy glasses: Manchester not only has an indie shopping mecca – it masters it. Afflecks Palace might make you think of bling-bling and Hollywood, but really the place resembles a backdrop for an underground short film. Here, you’ll find everything hip and quirky. Delve into a world of vintage clothing, colorful crystals and mystical boutiques. See a hypnotherapist or a tattoo artist. Find a futuristic outfit for your next dress up party or get lost among graffiti gadgets and guitars. End your shopping spree with a wonderful vegan venture.
Royal Exchange Theatre
Discover first-class drama as you delve into a theatre like no other. Vast and wonderful from design to production, the Royal Exchange Theatre tends to leave a lasting impression on its spectators. Get ready for an enticing experience where you get woven into the storyline in a powerful way. The theater’s award-winning productions and lively vibe exist thanks to artists and audiences alike, creating a creative sense of community in the heart of Manchester. The place has an eye for emerging talent, so don’t be surprised if you spot a familiar face from the Royal Exchange at Broadway or in Hollywood.
Planning a trip to Manchester? Park Inn by Radisson Manchester is perfectly located for exploring the city. We hope to see you soon!